March 26, 2024

Chris Rock - SIEMonster

Episode Information

About The Guest(s): Chris Rock is a professional hacker and the founder of SEIMonster, a security company that provides penetration testing and security research services. With over 30 years of experience in information security, Chris has worked with major banks and organizations around the world to identify vulnerabilities and improve their security systems.

Summary: Chris Rock, a professional hacker and founder of SEIMonster, discusses the role of information security in government and institutions. He highlights the vulnerabilities in digital systems, such as the birth and deaths registration system, and the potential consequences of security breaches. Chris emphasizes the importance of training users, implementing technical controls, and using security incident event management (SIEM) solutions to detect and respond to attacks. He also discusses the evolving nature of threats and the need for affordable and accessible security solutions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Moving systems online can create vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit, leading to financial crimes and data breaches.
  • Social engineering, such as phishing emails, is a common method used by hackers to gain access to systems.
  • Implementing training programs for users, isolating user access, and using SIEM solutions can help improve security.
  • Organizations should regularly audit their systems and ensure that data is stored securely.
  • The cost of security solutions can be a barrier for smaller organizations, but affordable options are becoming available.


  • "You've got to have kids anywhere between 13 and 25 around the world just having a shot, and you don't need much skill to do it. It's not that hard." - Chris Rock
  • "We suck at protecting data." - Chris Rock
  • "You're always going to find flaws in the system, but you're then removing that human element out of it." - Chris Rock



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